Ask a question, listen up, stay connected: Domestic Violence Action Month

Nationally, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, sexual violence and/or stalking.  An estimated 43% of Washington State women have a lifetime incidence of rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner -- this translates to approximately 443,033 women in King County. Advocates who work with…

Investments in Financial Stability: 2018 VSHSL Annual Report

This is the second post in our blog series about 2018 Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) investments.  You can read the first post here. Last year marked the launch of King County’s six-year Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy. The renewed and expanded levy builds on the success of the 2006-2017 Veterans and…

Housing Connector: Connecting landlords with vacant apartments to people who most need housing

In a tight rental market, competition is keen for every affordable unit that becomes available.  Finding an affordable unit can be a challenge for anyone, but there are additional barriers that can make that challenge even greater:  Lack of a credit history or poor credit. A prior eviction. Previous justice system involvement. Currently homeless. Any…

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Transition Fairs provide connection and opportunity for youth with developmental disabilities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pWHwFMrm8 This blog post was originally posted on KCEmployees.com School-to-Work Program The King County School-to-Work Program provides students with developmental disabilities the resources to plan a bright future after high school. The program is currently planning its 13th annual Transition Resource Fairs: two one-day conferences attended by families, teachers, local agencies, and potential employers intended to help students with…

Adult workers with disabilities

Celebrating Disability Awareness Month

In King County, we celebrate National Disability Awareness Month in October to honor the many positive contributions that people with disabilities bring to the workplace. This is a time to educate ourselves and each other about the issues that our valued coworkers still face. We need to bring this much-needed awareness to our workplace—ever-striving for progress by…

Developmental Screening for All: Leading with Equity

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. This is the second post in our blog series “Developmental Screening for All.” You can read the first post HERE. For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to…